Parents/Caregivers/Teachers

How can you support your children as they grow? Introduce them to the library at an early age!

We can pull materials for you! If you would like us to help find themed materials or read-alikes, please fill out this online form and we will get back to you!

The Marion Library has a wealth of children's programming and early literacy activities (see our EventsStory Time, and Reading Program pages). We encourage you to attend programs with your children and to participate in the activities: they will learn what you model for them! Remember to be attentive, turn off your cell phones, and don't talk during the stories.

We also offer library tours for classes, troops, or whoever would like to schedule one.  On occasion, our children’s staff can do special visits.  Contact Olivia Stoner, our Children’s Services Coordinator, for details.

Online Resources for Children
The Library subscribes to some very helpful databases, including:

Explora Primary from Ebsco

Tumblebooks: online animated talking picture books for kids.

Pronunciator: Learn languages through native conversations. Basic courses for travelers and complete courses for more advanced learning.

The Digital Public Library of America has access to digitized information and archives, and features interesting online "exhibits" that change regularly!

Here is a wonderful page from the American Library Association of recommended sites for children in various categories (Animals, Arts, History & Biography, Literature & Languages, Reference Desk, Mathematics & Computers, Sciences, and Social Sciences).

Home School Resources

Please visit our Outreach Services page for information on resources available for our home school families.

Upcoming Events

Jan 16 to Sep 30
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
This is online at join.bethematch.org/MarionLibrary through September 30, 2019
Sep 18
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Marion Public Library Teen Space
Teens
Sep 18
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Conference Room
Adults
Sep 19
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Meeting Room
Children
Sep 19
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Room
Adults
Sep 19
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Meeting Room
Children